PARIS — Paris authorities are building a permanent security belt around the Eiffel Tower. The renovations seek to protect against terror threats, BBC News reports.
The company operating France’s most-visited monument said see-through panels are being set up at the north and south ends of the site. Each panel, made from over 6-centimeter thick armored glass, measures nearly 10 feet high and weighs 1.5 tons. In all, 450 glass panels will compose the two walls north and south of the monument. more